Ignite: Bringing Surgical Robots to Life (Boys and Girls, grades 5-12)

IGNITE = Inspiring Girls IN Technology Exploration

This program is Wed., December 2nd, 4:30-5:00 PM for Boys and Girls in Grades 5-12.
(If you’re a girl in Grades 7-12, click here to sign up)

This month’s activity:

Surgical robots give doctors precision, flexibility, and control…but how long does it take to design and test (and retest) a robot before it cuts someone open for surgery?

Meet Terence Carmichael Jr., a design verification engineer to find out!

Learn more about bringing surgical robots to life!

 

IGNITE Program (Boys and Girls, grades 5-12): Level Up: How to be a Video Game Developer

(If you’re a girl in Grades 7-12, click here to sign up)

This month’s activity: Talk to a female video game developer!

This program is Wed. September 30th, 4:00-4:30 PM for Boys and Girls, in Grades 5-12.

Sign up for this program to get the Zoom link!

What will we be doing this month? We will get to interview a woman video game developer. Love video games? Dream of one day working as a game developer? This is your chance to ask your questions to a woman who creates video games!

Miriam Verberg, executive producer and game developer at Bloom Digital, has been in the gaming industry for years. We’ll get to hear from Miriam about what it’s like working in the gaming industry and what the process of creating a video game is like! Bloom Digital’s latest game is called Later Daters and is currently available on Steam and on the Nintendo Switch.

 

What is the IGNITE program?

Session for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12: This month from 3:30-4:30 PM. Usually, a technology-focused program to empower teens who identify as girls. We teach a different skill and project each month. Girls then stay to help teach other kids and teens.

Session for boys & girls, grades 5-12: This month from 4:00-4:300 PM. Usually, a technology focused program that teaches you a different skill and project each month.

IGNITE Program (Girls only, grades 7-12): Level Up: How to be a Video Game Developer

(Boys and girls in Grades 5-12 can sign up here)

This month’s activity: Talk to a female video game developer!

This program is Wed. September 30th, 3:30 -4:30 PM for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12.

Girls in Grades 7-12 are encouraged to stay for both sessions.

Sign up for this program to get the Zoom link!

What will we be doing this month? We will get to interview a woman video game developer. Love video games? Dream of one day working as a game developer? This is your chance to ask your questions to a woman who creates video games!

Girls in the first session will get to brainstorm together and come up with the interview questions for our video game developer, then get to ask them!

Miriam Verberg, executive producer and game developer at Bloom Digital, has been in the gaming industry for years. We’ll get to hear from Miriam about what it’s like working in the gaming industry and what the process of creating a video game is like! Bloom Digital’s latest game is called Later Daters and is currently available on Steam and on the Nintendo Switch.

 

What is the IGNITE program?

Session for Girls Only, in Grades 7-12: This month from 3:30-4:30 PM. Usually, a technology-focused program to empower teens who identify as girls. We teach a different skill and project each month. Girls then stay to help teach other kids and teens.

Session for boys & girls, grades 5-12: This month from 4:00-4:30 PM. Usually, a technology focused program that teaches you a different skill and project each month.

 

Canceled- IGNITE Club (Girls only, grades 7-12): Gummy Science!

This program is canceled. Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled).  

We apologize for any inconvenience.  

edible water pod in hands

This session open only to girls in Grades 7-12.

(Interested in the Boys & Girls, grades 5-12 session instead?).

This month’s activity: This month we will experiment with water pods and gummies: they are edible, they are squishy, and you can hold them in your hand.

(We will use gelatin free ingredients).

What is the Ignite Club?

IGNITE = Inspiring Girls IN Technology Exploration
Session for Girls only, grades 7-12: A technology focused program that empowers teen girls by teaching you a different skill and project each month. Then you get to turn around and help teach other teens how to do it.

IGNITE Program (Boys & girls, grades 5-12): PancakeBot 3D printed pancakes

(Interested in the Girls Only, grades 7-12 session instead?)

 

This month’s activity: Learn about 3D printing and design by 3D printing pancakes that are good enough to eat! You get to eat your work!

Pancake batter is gluten and dairy free.

What is the IGNITE program?

Session for boys & girls, grades 5-12: A technology focused program that teaches you a different skill and project each month.

Program is Wed. November 6th, 4:15-5:15 PM in the Teen Room, for boys and girls in Grades 5-12. 

Sign up for this program in advance to get a reminder and save your seat! Sign up will start on Wed. October 2nd.